COMEDY
01/01/2013 12:12 pm ET Updated Jan 01, 2013

The Funniest People Of 2012 (PHOTOS)

CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 20:  Comedian Stephen Colbert shakes hands with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain
CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 20: Comedian Stephen Colbert shakes hands with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain during a rally at the College of Charleston on January 20, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Colbert held the event with Cain, titled 'Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally', as part of his pseudo-run for president of 'The United States of South Carolina.' (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Comedy infiltrated the news more than ever in 2012, with Stephen Colbert entering the political sphere with his Super PAC, to Bill Murray rounding the bases at a baseball game over the summer. And likewise, many of the people who weren't necessarily supposed to make us laugh, like Herman Cain and Kim Jong Un, became accidental comedic figures overnight.

We looked back at the last twelve months to pick our 44 funniest people of 2012, from the intentionally funny to the unintentionally hilarious. It was hard to narrow it down, but these individuals are to thank/blame for making us laugh the most this year. Did your favorite funny person make the cut?

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